The national youth team bid farewell to the Gulf Championship for the under-18 Sunny status, losing yesterday against Kuwait by two points (basket) and the result (37-39). The qualifiers for the Asia Cup will end on August 6 at the conclusion of the preliminary round of the championship, which is currently being held at the Al Wasl Club Hall in Dubai.
The tour saw the Qatari national team secure top spot in the first round with a full score after beating the Omani team by 50 points (82-32).
At the end of the tournament and the preliminary round, the top four finishers from this round will qualify for the semi-finals, which will begin on Friday and will be played in a knockout format, where the leaders of the preliminary round, Qatar, will meet fourth-placed Kuwait, and in their second meeting, Bahrain and Saudi Arabia. The teams clashed in three games in the last round yesterday.
The team’s defeat dropped them to fifth place with six points at the end of the opening round, compared to a win against the Omani team (58-48) in the fourth round that saw them beat them. In four matches, the last of which was against Kuwait, a win lifted them to seventh place and qualified for the semi-finals by grabbing the fourth and final card.
After the Kuwaiti players managed to regain their composure and expand their rhythm over the course of the huddle, the national team gave up an opportunity to end the first quarter with 11 points and a 15-4 lead. Among the many individual mistakes of the “Al-Abiat” players, which facilitated Neil’s work, Kuwait “Blue” has an absolute advantage in the fourth quarter (15-12, 9-7), with the results of the second and third quarters. , 11-3) and won the match.
The team dropped to fifth place with 6 points.
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